Ubisoft Inc.’s Assassin’s Creed III for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 snuck to the top five sales at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division due to strong pre-order demand.
This week, the Assassin’s Creed III Xbox 360 SKU ranked as the No. 4 best-selling title at BestBuy.com.
The PS3 SKU ranked at No. 5 in the same period.
Assassin’s Creed III, to be sold Oct. 30, is set in Mohawk Valley in 1777 and features an all-new Native American warrior protagonist in a fight to protect his land and ignite a revolution.
Ubisoft in Feb. said it sold seven million copies of Assassin’s Creed Revelations in the third quarter ending Dec. 31.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, released in Nov. 2011, is the final installment to feature Ezio Auditore da Firenze.